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Union Station

800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177
+1 800-872-7245
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Los Angeles Union Station is the main railroad station in Los Angeles, California, and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western US. Union Station is a major transportation hub for Southern California, serving almost 110,000 passengers a day. The station is the hub of the Amtrak's California regional routes, Amtrak's long distance trains, Metrolink commuter trains, several Metro Rail subway and light rail lines, buses and coach services. History: Established in 1939. Built in 1939, Union Station combines Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, Mission Revival and Streamline Moderne styles. The architecture team included John and Donald Parkinson who also designed Los Angeles City Hall and other city landmarks. Originally intended as a transcontinental terminus station for the Union Pacific, Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railways, the station was a major hub for troop movement during World War II. The station's historic 161,000 square foot terminal was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and the station was restored in 1992. Beginning in the 1970s, growing use of Amtrak and expansion of local and regional rail revitalized the station as a major transportation hub of Southern California. Metro acquired the station in 2011, managing the property that currently serves as a transportation hub for Metro, Metrolink, Amtrak and other transportation services as well an urban mixed-use development site.
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“olvera street” (76 reviews)
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800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177
Central L.A
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+1 800-872-7245
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Union station has a barber shop and some unique shops, it also occasionsly has a shoe shine guy. It is also located close to Olivera street where ther are plenty of specialty shops and foods, and you may catch a festival now and again or...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well this is the place (Sorry Brigham Young) if you like old Hollywood movies or Train stations. This train depot is impeccably clean and neat and tidy. With some real old school and lovely atmosphere. As a added bonus, you get a taste of old...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 5 days ago

relaxing, smooth & scenic ride. 37.00 each way. So much better than driving. I highly suggest the train from San Diego to Santa Barbara for a weekend getaway.

Thank FDCats
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge, clean and well managed, it's it's a place that everyone who lives in or visits Los Angeles should see. And as an added bonus, it;s right across the street from Olvera Plaza

Thank Banerman
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a jewel. Brings you back to a black and white movie of the 1920's. impeccably clean and neat and tidy . Real old world with lovely atmosphere.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

They opened the former ticketing area to the public so it was great to walk through this huge room, view the intricate woodwork, and the artistic floor tile.The restaurant building has been restored and will soon be open so the public can see this southwest...More

Thank TomA15
Reviewed 1 week ago

you feel u ae in LA and the people working there are friendly and nice, it is well lighted and clean, U feel safe

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was using Los Angeles' metro rail to travel from the westside downtown, leaving my car behind. I found the journey by light rail to be pleasant and efficient, and Union Station provided a host of eating venues, washrooms, etc. that were clean and pleasant....More

Thank William N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and functional. Worth a walk around before heading to Alvera St.. The stations offers dining options(more like good snacks).

Thank davidbU2831XB
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently brought out-of-town visitors here and they thought our tour of Union Station was a highlight! The Station, completed in 1939, is beautiful mission moderne architecture with many art deco elements. The inlaid marble floors and mission tiles are gorgeous. The clock tower, massive...More

Thank StephanieWagner2014
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Pauline P
22 July 2017|
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Response from marybelle08 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what train you are using- there are no baggage compartments on Metro trains, but there are on Amtrak trains. Hope that helps!
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Rob B
7 July 2017|
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Response from JJHappyTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes. $8 per day maximum charge. More than 3 days needs a special permit / form.
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Grace L
24 February 2017|
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Response from Justin S |
no there is not sadly I do not know of any in kc
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